Suzanne Cleary is the author of four books of poems, most recently Crude Angel (BkMk Press 2018) and Beauty Mark (BkMk 2013), which won the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, the Nassar Poetry Prize, and the Paterson Award for Literary Excellence. Recipient of a Pushcart Prize and the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award of the Poetry Society of America, in 2017 she won the Troubadour International Poetry Prize (2nd Place) and the Gregory O’Donoghue Prize of the Munster Literature Centre (3rd Place). Her poems appear in anthologies including Best American Poetry, and in journals including Poetry, Atlantic Monthly, and Poetry London. She teaches as Core Faculty in the MFA in Creative Writing Program of Converse College. Her website is